A Request for Support

After a disjointed year and a half for the Forestry community and especially our amazing students, it is more important than ever to make sure our students feel welcomed and supported – attributes that have long been part of the Forestry major.

After a disjointed year and a half for the Forestry community and especially our amazing students, it is more important than ever to make sure our students feel welcomed and supported – attributes that have long been part of the Forestry major. We would like to ensure that the pandemic’s disruption of these positive attributes are minimized and short-lived.  

This September, as a gesture of welcome and support, each undergraduate student in the forestry program will receive a gift – a Suunto® MC2D Navigator Compass. This gift is generous and practical, and something they will continue to use in their courses and we hope throughout their careers. We also hope that the compass will come to symbolize how our program has provided the skills to navigate a rewarding career and life.  

We will be drawing on donations to the department to cover the expense of the compasses. We would like to invite you to join our faculty and staff in making a generous donation to the department to help cover this expense. Anything you are willing to chip in goes a long way towards offsetting the cost of this gift and will be much appreciated, especially by our students. If there is sufficient support from faculty, staff, and alumni, we hope to establish this practice as an annual tradition. 

Donations toward this department gift can be made at

for.msu.edu/welcome.

Thank you for all of your efforts and your dedication to our students. 

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